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We went to China!

We were first invited to tour China over New Year 2017-18. Nine concerts in nine cities with lots of train travel. Our principal flute, Lynda Robertson, shares her memory of the tour...

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SPO at 125 years
We celebrated 125 years of the orchestra in 2016...
We went to China - again!
2019-20 - Another tour to China - another chronicle from our principal flute, Lynda Robertson...
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October 2020
Season Opener

Our first concert in the 2020-21 season...

June 2020
Brubeck and Mahler
We welcome Bass Trombone legend and local resident Christian Jones to the SPO for the vibrant and jazz-infused concerto by Chris Brubeck. The season closes with Gustav Mahler’s 6th Symphony...